Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.

Monday, October 16, 2017

FOR MI HIJO


My son just asked if I have a blog where I post a list of wines I've imbibed. Must be for his wine industry/marketing course. This, naturally, leads me to update my Relished W(h)ines of recently imbibed books and wines.  As ever, please note that in the Publications section, if you see an asterisk before the title, that means a review copy is available for Galatea Resurrects!  More info on that HERE


PUBLICATIONS
CORPOREAL, poems by Jean Vengua (read in manuscript: breathtaking work from one of the most resonant yet overlooked poet of the day. Look for it in 2018!)

STORY PROBLEMS, poems by Charles Jensen (pleasingly imaginative!)

CHARM FOR SURVIVORS, SELECTED PAINTED BOOKS & SEQUENCES by Jesse Glass (fabulous and deft colors)

MAN’S WOWS, poems by Jesse Glass (well-done!)

FRAMEWORK, visual poetry by Andrew Topel (fabulous; really pleasurable)

THE POSIT TRILOGY, poems by Adam Fieled (excellent)

EKSTASIS, photography-poetry collaboration by Kevin Killian and Peter Valente (fabulous)

AFTERLAND, poems by Mai Der Vang (luminous despite its subject matter)

COMORBID, poems by Ginger Ko (fabulous)

THE LYNCHING OF LEO FRANK, poems by Zvi Sesling (significant and resonant)

QUICK QUESTION, poems by John Ashbery

BREEZEWAY, poems by John Ashbery

ON LOST SHEEP, poems by Shiro Murano, Trans. by Goro Takano

WHEREAS, poems by Layli Long Soldier

ON WALKING, poems by Cole Swensen

* SHAPE OF FAITH, poems by John Phillips

* ASTROBOLISM, poems by Caroline Crumpacker

*  DAYDREAM, poems by Jean Day

*  CIVILIZATION MAKES ME LONELY, poems by Jennifer Nelson

* HOLY GHOST, poems by David Brazil

* STACK, poems by James Davies

* THE LIVING THEATRE: SELECTED POEMS OF BIANCA TAROZZI, Trans. by Jeanne Foster and Alan Williamson

* THE SMOKE OF HORSES, poems by Charles Rafferty

* SKY COUNTRY, poems by Christine Kitano

* APPEARANCES, poems by Michael Collins

*  DRUGSTORE BLUE, poems by Susana H. Case

*  KANJI AMERIKANA, poems by Philip Kobylarz

*  WAITING TO BE BORN, poems by Janet MacFadyen

*  FILCHED, poems by James Tolan

*  RIDING THE WAVE TRAIN, poems by Rhonda Pettit

*  FULL MOON AT SUNSET: SELECTED POEMS by Patricia Pruitt

* NOTHING TRUE HAS A NAME, poems by Djelloul Marbrook

A.VASE, poem and drawings by Alison Gibb

THRESHOLD, poems by Joseph O. Legaspi

WHERE NO WORDS BREAK: NEW POEMS AND PAST by Gemino H. Abad

ALL OUR NAMEABLE DAYS: POEMS REVISITED by Gemino H. Abad

INVOCATION TO DAUGHTERS, poems by Barbara Jane Reyes

ALL THAT’S LEFT, poems by Jack Hirschman

THE GREAT FIRES: POEMS 1982-1992 by Jack Gilbert

RECOMBINANT, poems by Ching-In Chen

TELL ME EVERY ANCHOR EVERY ARROW, poems by Steffi Drewes

DEUS EX MACHINA: A MELODRAMA, poems by  Jennifer Pilch

HOMMAGE A GUY, visual poetry by Bruno Neiva

APPLES & OTHER LANGUAGES, poems by Camilla Nelson

SEA FEVER, poems by Steve Willey

THE MOON IS ALMOST FULL, poems by Channa Bloch

BENEATH THE SPANISH, poetry and prose by Victor Hernandez Cruz

A PIGEON IN DELACROIX’S GARDEN, poetry by C.S. Giscombe and Basil King

A ROUND OF RATTLES, BY AND WITH ROBERT KELLY, poetry by Jerome Rothenberg

FINGERPRINTS OF A HUNGER STRIKE, poems by Tony Robles

I NEVER SEEM TO ARRIVE, poetry broadside by Elaine Equi

WHEN I JUMPED TO THE MOVIE, poetry broadside by Kimberly Lyons

TRANSPARENT ATEMPORALITY THROUGH THE PRESENT PEEPHOLE, poetry broadside by George Quasha

DARE TO BE FUN, poetry broadside by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

NATIVITIES GALORE, poetry broadside by Gerrit Lansing

HOMAGE TO THE PSEUDO AVANT-GARDE: ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE POEMS (2008-2016) by Kent Johnson

#100 DAYS OF RESISTANCE, arts and literary journal curated by Jan Christian Bernabe

JOURNAL OF COMMONWEALTH AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 2016 edited by Gautam Kundu

THE POETRY PROJECT NEWSLETTER #252, Oct./Nov. 2017 edited by Marwa Helal

BLOODLUST: Philippine Protest Poetry (From Marcos to Duterte), edited by Alfred A. Yuson and Gemino H. Abad

AFTER IRMA AFTER HARVEY, anthology curated by Aileen Cassinetto featuring Ivy Alvarez, Mary Kasimor, Agnes Marton, Lisa Suguitan Melnick and Eileen R. Tabios

A POETRY OF ELEPHANTS, anthology compiled by Rebecca Gethin

MARSH HAWK REVIEW Fall 2017, literary journal edited by Thomas Fink

POSITIVE MAGNETS #4, literary journal edited by Collin Schuster

ORIZONT LITERAR CONTEMPORANAN #60, literary journal edited by Daniel Dragomirescu

YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR LIFE: THE STORY OF RAINER MARIA RILKE AND AUGUSTE RODIN, biography by Rachel Corbett

WALK THROUGH WALLS, memoir by Marina Abramovic

THE SONGS WE KNOW BEST: JOHN ASHBERY’S EARLY LIFE, biography by Karin Roffman

WHAT WE DO: ESSAYS FOR POETS by Michael Gottlieb

THE WILD CHILDREN OF WILLIAM BLAKE, essays by John Yau

THE DUNCAN ERA: ONE READER’S COSMOLOGY, essays by Patrick James Dunagan

THE ARTIST AS CULTURE PRODUCER: LIVING AND SUSTAINING A CREATIVE LIFE edited by Sharon Louden

SKETCHING ZANESVILLE, visual memoir by Vivian Wagner

HOW STARBUCKS SAVED MY LIFE, memoir by Michael Gates Gill

THE SQUIRREL AND THE “NUT”: THE STORY OF HAROLD FRANCIS (WAY) DAWLEY

BENEDICTA TAKES WING AND OTHER STORIES by Veronica Montes

GREEN GIRL, novel by Kate Zambreno

END GAME, novel by David Hagberg

ONE PERFECT LIE, novel by Lisa Scottoline

THE SILENT CORNER, novel by Dean Koontz


WINES
2006 Produttori del Barbaresco
2016 Del Dotto sauvignon blanc
2015 Del Dotto chardonnay
2016 Del Dotto Piazza Rose
2014 Del Dotto zinfandel Clay Vessel
2015 Del Dotto merlot Rutherford
2015 Del Dotto cabernet PIAZZAOAK SE FOUQ SO (French barrels)
2015 Del Dotto cabernet PIAZZAOAK AO USTV SO (American barrels)
2015 Del Dotto Cave Blend
2015 Del Dotto cabernet NV
2012 Burgess merlot NV
2005 Trevor Jones Barossa Valley
2007 Dancing Hares cabernete NV
2011 Bastide Miraflors
2014 Buena Vista pinot noir Sonoma
2015 Buena Vista “The Sheriff” Sonoma
2016 Buena Vista Cinsault Rose Sonoma
2014 Seavey chardonnay NV
2012 Ken Wright Cellars Shea Vineyard Oregon
2008 Rioja Gran Reserva Beronia
2012 Burgess merlot NV
2013 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley
2016 Domaine Franck Millet white Sancerre
2015 1st Cut NV
2004 Pahlmeyer Charddonnay
1990 Bonneau CDP Reserve des Celestines
1989 Rayas
1978 Guigal La Landonne
1990 Chave
1990 Jaboulet La Chapelle
[1992] Colin Deleger Chevalier Montrachet]
1995 G Conterno Monfortino
1990 G Conterno Monfortino
1978 G Conterno Monfortino
1971 G Conterno Monfortino
1989 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo
2010 Coche Dury Puligny Montrachet Ensignieres
1990 Leroy Latricieres Chambertin
1990 DRC La Tache
 2001 Mugnier Musigny
1975 d’Yquem
1970 Vega Sicilia
1968 Vega Sicilia
1959 Haut Brion
1961 Haut Brion
 [1990] Ch Sideraut
 2007 Dagenau Pur Sang
2002 Lafon Meursault Perrieres
1993 Roumier Bonnes Mares
1997 Vin Santo – Castell’Inn Villa
2002 Jones Family cabernet NV
1985 Le Mesnil Blanc de Blanc Reserve Selection Champagne
1999 Domaine Ramonet Batard-Montrachet
2002 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault-Perrieres
1992 Rousseau Ruchottes Chambertin
1998 Domaine Roumier Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras
1999 Domaine Anne Gros Richebourg
1996 Domaine Comte de Vogue Bonnes-Mares
1996 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot
1994 Chateau Tirecul-la-Graviere Cuvée Madame Monbazillac
2014 Calera chardonnay Central Coast




SUN STIGMATA: AWAIT THE PAPERBACK EDITION!


It took three years but SUN STIGMATA soon will see its hardback edition go out of print. Publisher Marsh Hawk Press then will release a paperback edition; hopefully it'll be at SPD next month. The paperback at $16 is less expensive than the $24 hardback so I hope that encourages paying renewed attention to this book. Deep gratitude to those who helped move the hardback edition.

There seems to be four remaining hardbacks at SPD. It'll take me a couple of weeks to get my grubby hands on them so if you get there before I do, you'd have a hardback collectible. 


There is one hardback left at Amazon priced at $24 and then the "used" are priced from $46 to $58. Just sayin' :) 



Sunday, October 15, 2017

HAWAI'I COMING UP!


LITQUAKE, SAN FRANCISCO'S LITERARY FESTIVAL

I was pleased tonight to participate in Litquake:


From Paloma Press: Readers from Paloma Press, Locofo Chaps and PALH presented a literary performance featuring Eileen Tabios, Paul Cassinetto, Steve Warner, Wesley St Jo, Melinda de Jesus, John Moore Williams and Veronica Montes.


THE EVENT ALSO SERVED AS A LAST-MINUTE  FUNDRAISER for NAPA VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FIRE FUND. Copies of Love In A Time of Belligerence were given to donors. Here is photo coverage:









Sunday, October 8, 2017

4TH FILIPINO AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

I was delighted to be part of this Festival!


Oct. 7, 2017
San Francisco Public Library


I participated in a "Hot Off the Presses" Reading as well as moderated a panel on "Ekphrasis" featuring authors reading works inspired by Filipino-American artists. During the day, I was present at the PALH/Paloma Press/Meritage Press Table at the Book Fair.

Hot Off the Press Readers: Gemino Abad, Aileen Cassinetto, Merlinda Bobis, Barbara Jane Reyes, Roberto Flor, moderator Cecilia Brainard, Eileen Tabios, and Janice Sapigao


Paloma Press and I also officially launched MANHATTAN: An Archaeology at the FilBookFestival as well as introduced LOVE IN A TIME OF BELLIGERENCE for a fundraiser for Puerto Rico relief. HERE is a video of my reading. And here are some readers:



Here's info on panel:

PANEL: Word + Image: Filipino American Art as Inspiration
Moderators: Eileen Tabios and Janna Añonuevo Langholz
Ekphrasis, typically defined as a literary response to a visual work of art, can be valuable to the work of a writer both as a creative exercise and as the impetus for a complete poem or prose piece. During this session, artists from The Filipino American Artist Directory will introduce slides of their art and writers will share their crafted responses.

Panelists include the artists Carlo Ricafort, Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Pam Ybanez, Daniel Ballesteros, and Janna Añonuevo Langholz. Represented writers include Jonel Abellanosa, Aileen Cassinetto, Melinda Luisa de Jesus, Veronica Montes, and Eileen Tabios.  Jean Vengua’s art also will be featured.



As an ekphrasis project, REPRODUCTIONS OF THE EMPTY FLAGPOLE also was distributed to attendees of the ekphrasis panel. Here are more photos of the artists and attendees:




A good day!


Friday, October 6, 2017

ALOHA to SAN FRANCISCO and HAWAI'I!

Aloha, October -- usually a busy month for me as it's Filipino-American History Month. Here we go:

Tomorrow (Saturday) I will be at the 4th Annual FilBookFest doing a reading and a panel on ekphrasis (click on link for details).



THEN I'll be appearing at Litquake-SF:




THEN, please spread the word to your Hawai'i-based friends--I released a book in France to launch in Hawai'i!


THEN we all get tired of Moi. But, good times!




Sunday, October 1, 2017

MANHATTAN IN MISSOURI

I'm often amused at where my poems travel, given that I'm just sitting in front of a computer. This weekend, MANHATTAN: An Archaeology, celebrates its official release--TODAY: OCT. 1, 2017--by turning up on Lulu with its 2017 50% Discount!  And it also celebrates itself by turning up on a farmers' market in Missouri! Here is the book displayed with other titles as part of the "Guerrilla Alliance Night Market" -- my poems love to hang out with guerrillas:


Thanks to artist Janna Anonuevo Langholz for bringing Manhattan to Missouri. I notice from her display that at least two other books made it there: SUN STIGMATA and THE ANCHORED ANGEL:...JOSE GARCIA VILLA.  It's all great fun, and I wish I was there to read and eat balut!